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April 27 is the anniversary of the great Lindy Hopper Frankie Manning’s death, just short of his 95th birthday in 2009. I was fortunate enough to be able to know, learn from and dance with the king of the Lindy Hop for many years. I’m re-posting this today in his honor.

RIP Frankie! I’m sure you’re doing the Crankie Do in Heaven!

First published in 2009: I’ve been lucky enough to know, dance, and take class with Frankie Manning for more than 10 years. He passed away peacefully this morning after a brief illness, just short of his 95th birthday.

Here are other posts I’ve written about Frankie over the years.

At the request of Frankie long-time girlfriend, Judy Pritchett, dancers are meeting tonight at Swing 46 to dance to Harlem Renaissance Orchestra – one of Frankie’s favorite bands.

Gotta go get my dancing shoes.
Love you Frankie!